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The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has set up the STEM Internship Scheme (“Scheme”) to encourage STEM students to gain innovation and technology (I&T)-related work experience during their studies and to foster their interest in pursuing a career in I&T after graduation, so as to enlarge the local I&T talent pool.

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Internship Requirements

  • Full-time position (no less than 35 working hours/week)

  • At least four consecutive weeks (i.e., 28 calendar days)

  • Maximum 90 days in an academic year

Student Allowance

  • Each eligible student will receive allowance of HK$11,190 per month (i.e. 30 days)

  • Capped at three months (i.e. 90 days, maximum at HK$33,570) in each academic year (from 1 September to 31 August of the following year).

  • Includes employee’s MPF contributions upon 60 days or more of employment period

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Training and Coaching

  • (1) Individual Coaching Sessions and  (2) Career Training Workshop 

  • Targeting at various stages of their internship journey to address their demand for guidance and support in preparing for their internship application as well as capitalizing on their learning experience ready for embarking on their career journey after graduation.

Training and Coaching

Student’s Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled as full-time students of The University of Hong Kong.

  • Undergraduates and postgraduates who are major in one of the eligible STEM programmes (updated in February 2024).

  • Local students who are defined as paying the local student tuition rate in accordance with the classification of the Education Bureau for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programme listed in definition of local students,

  • Non-local students are capped at a quota of 40% of all HKU participants.

    • ​Non-local students can take up internships in Hong Kong only.

    • Both non-local undergraduate and postgraduate students should have obtained No Objection Letter before job commencement.

      • According to Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD), starting from 1 November 2023, full-time non-local postgraduate students would be temporarily exempted from the restrictions on taking up part-time jobs. The ImmD will issue to eligible students through the institution new NOLs setting out the relaxation. Eligible students are NOT required to submit such applications separately. Current Students should contact their Faculty Office to obtain the updated NOLs. Students approved of visas/entry permits on or after 1 November 2023 shall be issued with the updated NOLs.

  • For internships undertaken during term time, students should seek prior approval from School/Department and apply for a “Leave of Absence” (LoA).

  • Legally employable in Hong Kong.

  • The internship funded by the Scheme should not be a compulsory requirement of the degree programme to which the student is admitted.

What are the advantages
to join the scheme?

For Students

✓ Gain work experience

✓ Understand I&T industry in real-life

✓ Build and expand your network

✓ Train interpersonal & communications skills

✓ Grow confidence to build future career

 Receive the Government’s funding

Hire young talents with relevant knowledge

✓ Enlarge talent pool of your company

✓ Explore potential candidates for long-term hiring

✓ Gain new perspectives from young generation

For Employers

Full Guidelines

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